Sunday, November 11, 2012

Review: *** $$ Bridlewood Pinot Noir, Monterey County, Central Coast, California, 2009

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Bridlewood Pinot Noir.

By way of background, opening thoughts: I've been enjoying some of the Monterey County red wines of late.  Today we'll try a bargain pinot noir from the region.

Original tasting and review : This is Bridlewood Pinot Noir, Monterey County, Central Coast, California, 2009, finished at 13.6% alcohol.

In the glass: Medium burgundy and cherry red.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows soft, aromatic and peppery fruit.  From the aroma, seems like this will be layered, peppery and gentle. 

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact much as anticipated.   Soft black peppery merges with a gentle spicy fruit.  The finish picks up the light mild spices and eases into the layered finish. 

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.  Not quite a best value, but a really good buy for a pinot noir.

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Bridlewood Pinot Noir.

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